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Primary
Barakos Hill (above Ribas), Varkiza, Greece
Kindergarten
4 Demesticha st., 166 72 Varkiza, Greece
Nursery
9A Kalimnou st., 166 72 Vari, Greece
At DES every student is distinct
Philosophy

“We want children to love learning and to become happy explorers of the world.
We designed a school that develops the students’ interests, cultivates their talents,  and promotes effortless learning, thus demonstrating that knowledge is a natural consequence of their evolution, an active element of their personality.”

Dr. Billie Konstantara

Founder/CEO

DES is the first bilingual school in Greece to combine the internationally recognized IB PYP (International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme), which aims to prepare students to become active participants in a lifelong learning journey, with the “Theory of Multiple Intelligences”. At DES every student is distinct, every student loves to learn. Knowledge, skills, talents discovery of solutions are some of the most essential characteristics of our students, the future citizens of the world.

Dr. Billie Konstantara founded three very successful schools, where she applies the most innovative educational methods and theories. The innovative programme that she created follows the objectives of the analytical programme of studies but achieves

them through differentiated teaching, which adapts the teaching method to the talent of the student, the way in which the student learns best, and consistently detects their learning readiness.

The primary objective of the school’s educational programme aims at achieving harmony between the cognitive and the emotional elements of every human being. This is why it is based on the “Theory of Multiple Intelligences” and emotional aptitude, through an excellently structured and scientifically documented approach. Furthermore, all subjects are considered as primary subjects. Language courses and mathematics are taught with the same emphasis as sports, music, art, literature, and STEM courses!

A day at DES

IB Programme
The International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme is designed for students age 3-12 and aims to inspire young learners investigate across and beyond the curriculum while taking action in the lifelong and fascinating journey of learning. Exploring through inquiry and personal experiences can strengthen knowledge and deepen understanding as students delve into global, topical, and relevant ‘big picture’ questions, or transdisciplinary themes.
The International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme prepares the children for the future by challenging them to think for themselves and take responsibility for their learning.

In the centre of the curriculum 7 the five essential elements of knowledge, concepts, skills, attitudes, and action promote a student -centred approach for both teaching and learning. The goal of the programme is to develop internationally minded students who will become conscious future global citizens and effective leaders.
IB learners strive to be Inquirers, Thinkers, Communicators, Risk-takers, Knowledgeable, Principled, Caring, Open-minded, Balanced and Reflective within the PYP framework and the vivid school community. Learning in the PYP is underpinned by six transdisciplinary themes, each selected for their relevance to the real world. Young learners explore the commonalities of human experience by investigating these themes through a complete yet fun programme of inquiry.

Inquiry, content-based and experiential learning reinforce transdisciplinary skills while creating strong connections within the various subject areas: Language, Social Studies, Mathematics, Science, Arts and Physical Education. A holistic approach that provides an ideal foundation for children to become successful, lifelong learners by developing their social and emotional well-being, the sense of responsibility and independence, multiple language skills and a wider understanding of the world around us.

Our children are encouraged to:
Εxplore and elaborate their understanding through a variety of expressive, emotional, creative, physical and social languages and modalities of intelligence.
Create strong and meaningful connections between languages, mathematics, digital technology, physical education and expressive arts.
Construct relationships within a truly bilingual context that can gives value to every child’s talents, culture and unique personal identity.

IB Programme

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15.08.2022
SUMMER CAMP versus HOLIDAYS
11.07.2022
Προγράμματα Erasmus+ στο ΔΕΣ: Το ευρωπαϊκό σχολείο που οδηγεί σε έναν καλύτερο κόσμο.
10.05.2022
“A unique school in Greece.”
01.04.2022
Let’s see those smiles again in the Greek schools
22.03.2022
The school is an essential ally to parents and children
the day after the pandemic.
09.03.2022
Billie Konstantara: «From the vision to redesigned education»
07.02.2022
Dr. Billie Konstantara, “Education needs redesigning”
01.07.2021
DES takes the children out of the classroom
Το Διαδραστικό Ευρωπαϊκό Σχολείο «βγάζει» τα παιδιά από την τάξη
13.03.2021
Education Redesigned
23.05.2020
DES… a different school
22.05.2020
Woman of the month: Dr. Billie Konstantara
13.01.2020
Interview with Dr. Billie Konstantara
06.12.2019
Anthony is happy in his new home in Varkiza
12.11.2019
Tips for happy mums
09.09.2019
Dr. Billie Konstantara: “DES” was and is a lifetime purpose!
02.02.2018
Children have rights and can be informed about them.
27.03.2016
At DES, children learn… how to learn
13.01.2016
Sex Education
18.03.2015
«Speak up about bullying. Don’t be afraid»
15.08.2022
SUMMER CAMP versus HOLIDAYS
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11.07.2022
Προγράμματα Erasmus+ στο ΔΕΣ: Το ευρωπαϊκό σχολείο που οδηγεί σε έναν καλύτερο κόσμο.
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10.05.2022
“A unique school in Greece.”
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01.04.2022
Let’s see those smiles again in the Greek schools
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22.03.2022
The school is an essential ally to parents and children
the day after the pandemic.
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09.03.2022
Billie Konstantara: «From the vision to redesigned education»
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07.02.2022
Dr. Billie Konstantara, “Education needs redesigning”
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01.07.2021
DES takes the children out of the classroom
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Το Διαδραστικό Ευρωπαϊκό Σχολείο «βγάζει» τα παιδιά από την τάξη
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13.03.2021
Education Redesigned
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23.05.2020
DES… a different school
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22.05.2020
Woman of the month: Dr. Billie Konstantara
   
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13.01.2020
Interview with Dr. Billie Konstantara
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06.12.2019
Anthony is happy in his new home in Varkiza
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12.11.2019
Tips for happy mums
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09.09.2019
Dr. Billie Konstantara: “DES” was and is a lifetime purpose!
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02.02.2018
Children have rights and can be informed about them.
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27.03.2016
At DES, children learn… how to learn
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13.01.2016
Sex Education
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18.03.2015
«Speak up about bullying. Don’t be afraid»
   
Visit link
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